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A Windfall of Support for Yup’ik Musician Qacung

May 24, 2022 By Alexander Deedy Qacung Blanchett. Courtesy Joy Demmert. Yup’ik culture bearer and Pamyua bandmember Qacung Blanchett has been using music to perpetuate culture for three decades, and recently the support has been rolling in. In late 2021, Blanchett received a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation SHIFT award to develop a series of […]

Nunavut has a new music industry association 🎉

Nunavut Music seeks to support industry professionals and strengthen Inuit language and culture. Until recently, Nunavut was the only Canadian province or territory without an official music industry association. With the establishment of Nunavut Music, that is no longer the case. The mission of the non-profit organization is to help Nunavut artists and industry workers […]

Native Artists create works for a new exhibition at the High Desert Museum

Native Artists create works for a new exhibition at the High Desert Museum January 10, 2023Native Viewpoint | Press Announcement   The original exhibit Creations of Spirit will be open at the High Desert Museum opening January 28, 2023, and will run through October 1, 2023 News announcement from High Desert Museum For many Native […]

Sundance Sets Inaugural Indigenous House With IllumiNative (Exclusive)

The social justice organization will hold events at the film festival Jan. 21 and 22. By Rebecca Sun January 5, 2023 11:00AM PST IllumiNative founder Crystal Echo Hawk Courtesy of IllumiNative Sundance will continue to see a number of first-time official “houses” dedicated to specific cultural groups during the 2023 festival. IllumiNative, the Indigenous social […]

Edmonton Hip Hop artist and the “Country gamble ” thats paying off, Okimaw Award win and Deep Freeze Festival

      Hip Hop artist gambles on new direction in Country music, wins Okimaw Award, more winter performances and a new single thats going strong   CANCON – INDIGENOUS  – ALBERTA Happy new year music family!  When Edmonton based Indigenous artist Rellik ventured away from Hip Hop, and chose to explore the boundaries of music, he […]

Jacob Okatsiak! Is this kid the future of Nunavut pop music?

In September 2022, Jacob Okatsiak released “Fly High”; his first single, leading up to the release of, Inuugapta, his 15-song debut album, which is slated for release in early 2023. “Fly High” is an homage to Okatsiak’s late friend who died in a tragic camping accident. The single’s artwork features a photo of his friend […]

Sacheen Littlefeather Journeys On

View this email in your browser   ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST, SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER WALKS ON Actress, model and activist, Sacheen LittleFeather, who made headlines for calling attention to discrimination and injustice against American Indians by publicly rejecting Marlon Brando’s Oscar for his role in “The Godfather” onstage at the Academy Awards  has died.  Of White Mountain […]

Inuk Author Sarabeth Holden Announces Sophomore Book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex

Author and entrepreneur Sarabeth Holden is happy to announce her second children’s book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex, published by Inhabit Media Inc., with illustrations by Emma Pedersen, will be available in Canada on September 20, 2022. Sarabeth Holden will also host a free book launch celebration on September 24 at Community Centre 55 in Toronto. […]

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